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Farm houses located in Keldur, Iceland. Earth sheltering is the architectural practice of using earth against building walls for external thermal mass, to reduce heat loss, and to easily maintain a steady indoor air temperature.

"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort." - Tolkien

Hobbit House, New Zealand photo via sweets - they never broke down the set for the LOTR movies.

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50 Stunning Homes Built Into Nature

Muennig has been building green-roof architecture for the past 30 years. One of his latest eco friendly buildings is the one on copper point where the roof

I think I've pinned this already, but who cares. This is fantastic.

cool cob hobbit home. I'm even more interested in some of the images just below it-- the massive round window-room. I'm pretty sure the other image with the greenhouse built onto the left side o (Cool Places On Earth)

Secret passage way out to the yard!

M: 11 secret doorways. Fort, secret passages, root cellar, so many ideas.

Fred and Ed's cabin at Camp Joy, an organic farm in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Cruz, CA

Fairy Tale House in Georgia. Looks like a little cottage where you might find a trio of fairies hiding Sleeping Beauty from the Wicked Queen.

unusable stairs | Albert Josef Ortis of Weichlbauer Ortis Architects | green project | house in Austria

Дом, в котором нет ничего нормального, но нам он по душе

Single Family, Grass Covered House Residence in Frohnleiten, Austria. Designed by Reinhold Weichlbauer and Albert Josef Ortis of Weichlbauer Ortis Architects.

Iceland...just to unplug!!

I hope to travel to Iceland with my dad soon. I have a list of places I would like to visit in my lifetime and Iceland is near the top along with New Zealand and India.

cordwood house AND built into side of hill (better temp control because of the earth's insulation), AND solar AND gardens... ahhhh. oh, and a living roof.

Eco-Friendly Underground Homes

Booktopia has Earth-Sheltered Houses, How to Build an Affordable. by Rob Roy. Buy a discounted Paperback of Earth-Sheltered Houses online from Australia's leading online bookstore.

This is ridiculously adorable! The daffodils couldn't be a more perfect addition.

Fairy Tale Cottages

Architecture, Small Cottage House Plans: Small Idea for Big Impact: Fairy Tale Cottages

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This might be the door where the White Rabbit disappeared in 'Alice in Wonderland'.<----that is the door of a hobbit hole. In New Zealand.

Explore The Anthropologist's photos on Flickr. The Anthropologist has uploaded 568 photos to Flickr.

House pequeña petita These are becoming more and more popular in our area "Earth home". Want to make it your next house?

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